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kaoliang

[ kou-lee-ang ]

noun

  1. a variety of grain sorghum.
  2. a liquor made from kaoliang stalks.


kaoliang

/ ˌkeɪəʊlɪˈæŋ /

noun

  1. any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kaoliang1

< Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang 2 , (pinyin) gāoliang ( gāo high + liáng millet)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of kaoliang1

from Chinese kao tall + liang grain
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Example Sentences

From out of the kaoliang the boy now peered, his brown face hardly distinguishable from the soil.

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